Ever since a trip to Paris when he was nine, Rosecrans Baldwin always dreamed that his life would be so much better, so much more chic if he could just live and write in Paris. When he was offered work as a copywriter at an advertising company in the City of Light, he and his wife packed up their stuff in Brooklyn and headed overseas only to find that Paris is not just leisurely walks through the Bois with a baguette under your arm. Did we mention he couldn’t speak French? Tonight, hear what he learned during his 18-month stay when he discusses his book Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down with Vol. 1 Brooklyn blogger Jason Diamond.

Mon., May 14, 7:30 p.m., 2012